Dalgona Coffee: Why is Everyone so Obsessed with This Drink? Watch the Recipe

Many people are either self-isolated or quarantined during COVID-19 diffusion, so all that needs to be done is spend time updating their regular recipes in the kitchen.

This frothy DIY coffee drink is a cheap and cheerful viral trend that everyone these days seems to be whipping up at home. The frothy, light as air drink is known as Dalgona coffee. The latest Instagram food trend is meant to be made at home and shared online, which might be why you are seeing it all over social media.

Dalgona coffee” is a beverage of Indian origin made by whipping equal proportions of instant coffee, sugar and hot water until it becomes creamy and then adding it to cold or hot milk.

Why the obsession?

Well, first of all coffee. Second of all, it looks beautiful and in this day and age if something is instagrammable, well then you put it on your gram and it catches fire. Third of all, it’s a bit of a treat. Having a cup of coffee that feels like silky moose. What’s not to love?

This coffee drink is very easy to make and takes just four ingredients – and a little bit of arm strength. What you get as a result is a textured coffee, kind of like the consistency of a silky milkshake.

How to make it

The ingredients

  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • Milk of your choice


1. Add the coffee, sugar and hot water together in a small bowl.

2. Whisk it by hand or on a high speed mixer (for more fluffiness) until it thickens and peaks are formed. 

3. Grab your milk and heat it up. Then add one or two scoops of the coffee mixture on the surface of your milk.

That’s it!

It’s pretty straightforward and has actually been around for a while, but only recently started picking up in trendiness. Looks like this is another one of those trendy “Quarantine foods” that people like to make at home, now that they have time.

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